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for. exports plungeded in 2020 leadi impos rose a japan brought int. more and more energy resources to fill a gap at home. finance ministry officials issued a preliminary report. they say the trade deficit came to about 6.29 trillion yen, more than $78 trillion. exports fell 2.7% in yen terms. the strong yen hurt exporters. they saw demand from europe drop off. exports from china dropped too. consumers there steered clear of japanese goods. imports rose 3.8% to $798 billion. the rise mainly due to higher demand for liquefied natural gas. investors are trading on the latest data. what is you been seeing this morning? >> right after that announcement investors sold the yen but the yen against the dollar has recovered to the mid 88 yen level now. the dollar yen currently trading at 88.55. analysts say that's been yen selling pressure is not as strong as it's been before the bank of japan policy earlier in the week. let's see how this is affecting stockers. investors are trying to cake ta cues from the yen move. some investors are taking profits while others are buying as the nikkei has
. >>> algerian government officials have reassured foreign energy companies that they'll deal aggressively with terrorism. but a hostage crisis that left dozens of people from different counts dead is raising fears on new infrastructure. algerian prime minister abdel mal eck sellal. the militants attacked a natural gas plant in the desert last week and took hundreds of workers hostage. sellal stressed government forces moved in on the facility to demonstrate algeria will not give in to terrorism. a spokesperson for the militants told the french weekly "paris match" that the group had achieved 90% of its goals. one of those goals was to take control of a heavily guarded complex with just 40 fighters. but there are allegations that militants had some inside help. an algerian newspaper reported that security officials are questioning workers. they reveal a former driver at the facility was among the attackers. he reportedly provide the the group with detailed information about the plant. the militants have pledged to continue theirttks unless france halts its military campaign in mali. now, l
efficiency. dreamliners have two sets of them. one is under the cockpit and provides backup energy in an emergency. the other is under the passenger cabin. it starts the jet's engines. the eight-cell batteries weigh half as much as conventional motors but provide the same amount of power. the problem is, they are more susceptible to catching fire when they overheat. in the japan airlines case, the battery caught fire, ntsb chair says there is evidence of short circuiting. when high temperatures trigger an uncontrollable reaction. >> the photo on the right and you can see the cells outlined in red, show the eight damaged cells of our battery that we're investigating in the lab. >> reporter: hersman says among the battery's eight cells, three were heavily damaged. they are trying to figure out that those are different than others. >> we're working very hard to determine what happened and why it happened. we'll look at failure scenarios and coordinating with colleagues around the world. >> reporter: aviation authorities in japan are also looking at the battery problem. they have been
. >>> algerian government officials have reassured foreign energy companies they'll deal aggressively with terrorism. they've confirmed that 37 foreign hostages died during a standoff at a gas complex in the sahara desert. they say militants were making wild demands, so security forces were compelled to act. nhk world has the details. >> reporter: oil company executives see riches beneath these sands but they're questioning the cost of their investment after what happened here. >> translator: the terrorists entered the country from northern mali. they were trying to take the foreign hostages and flee. >> reporter: sellal said the victims were from at least eight countries. government officials from japan, the philippines, britain and the u.s. say workers from their countries were among those killed. an islamist group claimed responsibility for the attack. the group leader, it's reported to be a former member of an organization known as al qaeda in islamic megreb. sellal said the militants started blowing up part of the facilities, so security forces had to move in. >> translator: we c
supplies, the high price of the gas and the depreciation of the yen. as an energy importing company, we are concerned about what level the exchange rate will subtle at because it has a big import on our costs. >> reporter: experts think a weaker yen will hurt importers more than it helps exporters. and it may cause a trade deficit to widen even further in 2013. >> another sluggish economic situation. we cannot expect that export will grow by enough paces, but huge imports of fossil fuels is expected to increase this year also. so i estimate that this year's trade deficit will lead to 7.6 trillion yen. >> reporter: japan has a reputation as a trade powerhouse led by exports, but now it has fallen into the red. the question is whether it can counter the deficit. the outlook is dim. this is a challenge of cultivating new overseas markets to keep pace with rising imports. daisuke azama, nhk world, tokyo. >>> all right. let's get a check to see how markets fared start. starting in europe stocks are looking like this, fairly mixed picture right now with the majors there. we did have that stro
in algeria. he had spent years developing energy resources. he led a project to develop gas fields in the desert. ito came from minamiransiku, a town devastated in the tsunami two years ago. now his 82-year mother lives alone in temporary housing. she says she has no mementos to remember her son. he and his former classmates were planning to get together next month to celebrate their 60th birthdays. >> translator: ito said he would join the party but would not stay overnight because he wanted to visit his mother and stay with her. i want the news to be a mistake. i still think ito will show up at the party. >> reporter: he was looking forward to seeing his old friend. instead, he and the others will take a moment to remember. keiko abe, nhk world, tokyo. >> seven survivors of the attack will fly home on a government plane. the bodies of the seven victims will also be on the plane. >>> a businesswoman in japan is trying to solve a problem in a place that has no shortage of them. the aftermad of the 2011 tsunami left construction crews in the northeast with plenty to do but few place
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